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Ólafur Friðrik Magnússon
(born August 3, 1952) is a former mayor of Reykjavík
Reykjavík is the capital and largest city in Iceland.Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay...
Iceland , described as the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic and European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Iceland also refers to the main island of the country, which contains almost all the population and almost all the land area. The country has a population...
. His term was from January 24, 2008 to August 21, 2008. He was originally expected to step down in March 2009, when a representative from the Independence Party was to assume the office of the mayor, as agreed upon in the coalition agreement between Ólafur and the Independence Party. According to that same agreement Ólafur would at the same time become the chairman of the executive committee of the City Council of Reykjavík.
However, in August 2008, the coalition between Ólafur and the Independence Party broke down. On August 21, Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir
Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir is an Icelandic politician. She is member of the City Council of Reykjavik and was Mayor of Reykjavík from 21 August 2008 to 15 June 2010. She represents the Independence Party ....
succeeded Ólafur as mayor.